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‘We Were All in It Together’

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Former Rep. Earl Pomeroy recalled the solidarity 9/11 provoked: “That night we gathered on the east steps of the Capitol. It was Republicans and Democrats, the House and the Senate — it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in my life.”

And although she considered taking the next day off, Muniz said she didn’t feel as if she had the right to ask for it.

“I remember the leadership saying, ‘We’re coming in, tomorrow’s a regular workday,’” she said. “Everyone else is going to be strong and go back and work and go on, and be collectively defiant.”

And on Sept. 12, that’s what she did.

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